I have been working with young people for many years, and in many ways. I have enjoyed being in the company of young people, assisting them as they take the reins and discover who they are, and what they want for themselves.
Counselling offers a confidential space where young people can explore their thoughts and feelings, and work out where they want to direct their focus, and how to express any needs they might have.
Young people tend to find sessions insightful, enjoyable and supportive- even if they were uncertain when they first arrived. I am able to work with any young person who is interested in working together. I don’t offer work with anyone who is being pressured to engage. The work is led by the young person, who I believe, will know what they need from the counselling process. I collaborate to support and accompany that person in their own process.
Sometimes, counselling is just the right fit for a young person. On other occasions, something closer to mentoring, advocacy, or working on independence skills is needed. At times, a combination of approaches may be the best option.
I am able to offer a multi-layered approach, where suitable, to young people in the Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire, and borders area. Please do get in touch for a conversation about this if you are interested.